Exhibitions & Events

We're furnishing a modern wunderkammer with artistic interpretations of curiosity. We'll also focus on a few offsprings of curiosity, such as exploration, assimilation and the nature of scientific inquiry. Our exhibitions are still in the planning stages, but we’ve started to collect materials and build frameworks. Here are some of our current projects.

Online Gallery:

Chimeras: Spelunking into the Subconscious with Kevin Evans

Somewhere between flora and fauna, deep-sea darkness and blistering daylight roam the creatures of Kevin Evans like alien cave paintings come to slithering life. An artist based in San Francisco, Evans has been exploring the nether realms of his imagination for many years to create intricate and wondrous works for various publications and shows. We have asked him here to share a portrait gallery of his curious aberrations - a series he calls his Chimeras.

Upcoming in 2017:

Navigating the Invisible: Phantom Islands

Join us in our hunt for marine apparitions through history and close to home.

Collection:

Paper Quilt by Monica Canilao

Paper collage consisting of 14 panels of photos and documents found in abandoned buildings around Detroit.

Sunday, August 6th 2017 8:00PM

Animated Curiosities Series

The program of short films is curated by award-winning animator Bryan Papciak and includes rarely seen marvels from Eastern Europe, Asia, Detroit … and a magical island. This is a free outdoor screening; feel free to bring a blanket or chair!

Friday, August 5, 2016 8:45PM - 10:00PM
Totems Riverfront Arts Festival | Riverfront-Lakewood East Park, Detroit

Islands of the Hollow Earth

If you recently saw a strange, glowing apparition along the Detroit waterfront, chances are you encountered a phantom island. Probably a phantom island conjured by the Seafoam Palace. Blending local history with a dose of intraterrestrial fantasy, our event Islands of the Hollow Earth floated up an eastside canal as part of the Totems Arts Festival on August 5.

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Sunday, October 29th 2017 1-4pm

Halloween Still Life Drawing

Save the date! Sunday October 29, 1-4pm - a Halloween-inspired creepy still-life salon. Come draw with us!

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Price: FREE!

When: Sunday, October 29th 2017 1-4pm

Where: Detroit MI